Physics I Lab Manual 2011 79

Physics I Lab Manual 2011 79 - a xed axis, it will undergo...

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Experiment 11 Rotational Dynamics Objective To investigate the relationship between torque and angular acceleration and to verify the work-energy theorem for rotational motion. Theory The rotational analogue to ~ F = m~a is ~ τ = I~α where ~ τ is torque, I is the moment of inertia and is the angular acceleration. If we apply a torque to a body that can rotate about
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Unformatted text preview: a xed axis, it will undergo an angular acceleration and a change in its angular velocity, therefore, its rotational kinetic energy will change. The rotational kinetic energy is given by KE = 1 2 I 2 , where is the angular velocity (radians per second). Practice 69...
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